Colette patterns is having another sewalong/contest and the prizes are ridiculous! They've really outdone themselves this time as the grand prize is the lovely Bernina 380 pictured above. The two runner-up prizes aren't too shabby either, over $400 worth of crafty goodness. The sewalong starts January 24th. Check out the link above for details. I am super excited as I have been wanting to make a coat for awhile now but was waiting for the perfect pattern. The Albion is a classic duffel coat and there are two versions offered. I've already downloaded and cut out the pattern, no easy task I might add, but I do love instant gratification. I have the fabric for my muslin cut (a vintage teal wool blend gifted from a friend's grandma's stash) but haven't decided on what to do for the "real" coat. My brain (and my pinterest page) has been going wild with ideas, most of which I have no idea how to implement. Here are some of my favorites:
I love the mustard color with the cocoa brown toggles. And how adorable is the rest of the outfit? I'm seriously coveting everything about this.
It's amazing how a simple element turns a traditional design into something more. The piped edges adds structure and dimension to the shape. I wonder how this would look with a plaid fabric...
I have a bit of an obsession with capes and this navy and brown combo is so lovely. The only problem is that I have absolutely no idea how to convert a coat pattern to a cape pattern or if it's even a good idea.
Ombre. That is all. Also, her hair please. Oh, and those boots.
So many ideas! I am really excited to get started and am looking forward to the challenge. This will be the first project I will actually document on this blog so there will be lots more to come.